Coventry City will return to the Ricoh Arena after agreeing a two-year deal.

The club have been playing home games 35 miles away at Northampton’s Sixfields since the beginning of the 2013/14 season after a long-running row over rent between club owners Sisu and Arena Coventry Limited (ACL) who run the stadium.

After secret talks over the past month, ACL and Sisu have now agreed a two-year deal with another two-year option on top of that.

The first game at the Ricoh on Coventry’s return will see the Sky Blues host Gillingham at 7:45pm on Friday 5th September in a televised game. Their last game at the stadium was a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient in April 2013.

Steve Waggott, development director at Coventry, told the club’s website: “We are delighted to get this deal done and I am sure every supporter of Coventry City will be thrilled with this news.

“We are under no illusion what a difficult 12 months it has been for the supporters and that was uppermost in our thinking as we worked to get this deal done.”

Posted on 21/08/2014